• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art & Ceramics

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 264

    A MINTON MAJOLICA DRAGON JARDINIERE

    DATE CYPHER FOR 1864, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, MODEL NO. 1073, A AND CYPHER, PINK PAINTED 2., AFTER THE MODEL BY CHRISTOPHER DRESSER

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    A MINTON MAJOLICA DRAGON JARDINIERE
    DATE CYPHER FOR 1864, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, MODEL NO. 1073, A AND CYPHER, PINK PAINTED 2., AFTER THE MODEL BY CHRISTOPHER DRESSER
    Of tapering cylindrical form, the flaring neck molded with a band of anthemion, the body molded in low relief with a frieze of green dragons against a wicker-molded ground, above a pink geometric band, on three ball and claw feet
    17 in. (43.2 cm.) high


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    See W. Halén, Christopher Dresser, Oxford, 1990, p. 121 for a drawing of this 'Chinese Dragon' motif from Dresser's 1862 Art of Decorative Design and an illustration of the present form.